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Lawsuit challenges agency's attempt to detect drowsy drivers

Accidents caused by truck driver fatigue can be a major concern for people on the highways in Ohio and across the United States. Truck drivers work long shifts and drive monotonously for hours across the highway; many more perform their work in overnight hauls, which could increase the danger of drowsy driving. Drowsy driving can have a range of causes, including a medical condition called sleep apnea. When untreated, sleep apnea prevents sufferers from receiving a full night's sleep and could lead to dangerously drowsy driving.

FMCSA survey will inquire about excessive commuting

As cities grow and affordable housing is set further and further away, workers must spend more time commuting. This means less time for sleep and personal activities, fatigue while on the job, and even long-term health effects like obesity, high blood pressure, and poor cardiovascular health. Some people who are most affected by long commuting times are commercial truck drivers.

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